Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu thanks lawmakers after his government received a vote of confidence at the parliament in Ankara on Monday. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey’s prime minister has dismissed any suggestion Ankara should apologise for downing a Russian warplane in its airspace last week, after (...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing economic sanctions against Turkey on Saturday, four days after Turkey shot down a Rus(...)

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan: Turkey dismisses Russian response as “emotional” and “unfitting”. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Russia threatened economic retaliation against Turkey yesterday and said it was still awaiting a reasonable explanation for the shooting down(...)

Photos of Lt Col Oleg Peshkov (left) and Marine Alexander Pozynich are placed at a monument outside Russian Army General Staff headquarters in Moscow. Photograph: Ivan Sekretarev/AP

Russia has threatened economic retaliation against Turkey and said it was still awaiting a reasonable explanation for the shooting down of it(...)

A  charred ward of the damaged Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital is pictured in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The US investigation into a deadly strike on a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz last month said it was c(...)

Alpaslan Celik, a deputy commander in a Syrian Turkmen brigade (C), holds handles believed to be parts of a parachute of the downed Russian warplane near the northern Syrian village of Yamadi, near the Turkish-Syrian border. Photograph: Reuters

Russia sent an advanced missile system to Syria on Wednesday to protect its jets operating there and pledged its air force would keep flying missions (...)

For some time the mountainous Latakia province – a warzone for a proxy war – where Turkey yesterday downed a Russian jet has been a dangerous flashpoi(...)

French president Francois Hollande talks with Barack Obama during a meeting at the Oval Office in  the White House. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

France and the United States have agreed to step up their fight against Islamic State, pledging to increase co-operation and expand air strikes agains(...)

A still image  from video footage  shows a burning trail as a plane comes down after being shot down near the Turkish-Syrian border. Photograph: EPA

In the blue sky above northern Syria, a dark shape moved. It was a Russian SU-24 attack aircraft. Over the past week, Russian jets based at the Khmeim(...)

Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, pauses during a news conference at  the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) summit in Tehran, Iran, on Monday. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Russian president Vladimir Putin called Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet a stab in the back administered by “the accomplices of terrorists,” (...)